Aims

 

Within Cooking and Nutrition students are taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We aim to instill a love of cooking and healthy eating in students, whilst teaching crucial life skills. We understand that not everyone will have had the same experience of Food Technology at primary school and that is why we have designed a program of study that is accessible for all our students. Within Key Stage 3, students will develop basic kitchen skills and will become confident using all parts of the oven. They will learn how to use a wide range of equipment and will develop safe knife skills, they will also understand how to handle and store food safely. Students will have the opportunity to create healthy, nutritious dishes that are suitable for all the family whilst also being aware of other cultures and how to cater for different dietary needs.

 

Staff and Resources

 

Staff and Resources

 

We have a team of five well trained Food/DT Teachers and Technicians. There are two well-sized food rooms within the main school building on the ground floor each with separated areas for learning and cooking with a mixture of gas and electric hobs, grills and ovens as well as a selection of microwave ovens. The rooms have a number of secondary source learning materials on display including a substantial library of reference books and AV facilities to help students develop the confidence to develop dishes and work more independently. Both rooms are well ventilated and well-proportioned enough to allow for ease-of-movement around the kitchen spaces providing a well-lit and safe working environment for students to work on cooking their dishes.

 

 

Key Stage 3 - Years 7-9 Food Preparation & Nutrition

 

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to build and develop upon knowledge and skills learned in key stages one and two. In years 7, 8 and 9 Food  is a timetabled lesson, students will complete one subject specialism for half the year and then swap to complete the other. Outlined below is an overview of the Food projects.

Food

 

We understand that not everyone will have had the same experience of Food Technology at primary school and that is why we have designed a program of study that is accessible for all our students. Within Key Stage 3, students will develop basic kitchen skills and will become confident using all parts of the oven. They will learn how to use a wide range of equipment and will develop safe knife skills, they will also understand how to handle and store food safely. Students will have the opportunity to create healthy, nutritious dishes that are suitable for all the family whilst also being aware of other cultures and how to cater for different dietary needs.

 

Year 7:   

 

In year 7 we focus on healthy eating and developing basic food preparation skills, working most with fruits and vegetables. Students will complete the following practical lessons:  Stir Fry Veg

 

  • Fruit Fusion

  • Pitta Pizza

  • Healthy Fruit Crumble

  • Vegetable Stir Fry

  • Fruity Muffins

 

Year 8:  

 

In year 8 we focus on creating nutritious mini meals and snacks.  Heinz Ketchup We investigate seasonality, carbon footprint and farming ethics. Students will complete the following practical lessons:

  • Savoury Rice
     
  • Rainbow Salad

  • Flat Bread

  • Frittatas

  • Vegetable Lasagne

  • Fruit Surprise

 

Year 9:  

 

In year 9 we explore the commercial and nutritional needs and wants of various consumer groups. We investigate food packaging and students will begin to work with meat in order to create balanced meals. Students will complete the following practical lessons:

 

  • Spaghetti Bolognaise

Chicken Stir Fry

  • Thai Green curry

  • Vegetable Samosas

  • Students choice of Chicken Stir Fry or Chicken Fajitas

  • Students developed music festival composite dish

 

 

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